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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court says an inmate who is covered in neo-Nazi tattoos and serving a life sentence for killing a prison guard has lost the right to an attorney after repeatedly threatening his lawyers. The court ruled that the drastic action is needed after 35-year-old Curtis Allgier intimidated lawyers by saying he knows people outside prison.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Utah say they've arrested a man who escaped from a Mississippi jail 34 years ago. Authorities say that 61-year-old Sam Gene Harris also escaped from jails in Oregon before landing in the small central Utah town of Wellington several years ago. Carbon County's Sheriff says Harris has used at least 10 different aliases.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's unemployment rate dropped slightly in December to 3.5 percent. Numbers released by Utah's Department of Workforce Services show the Utah rate remains well below the national jobless rate at 5.6 percent last month. Workforce Services says that's the first time since the recession began that the number of unemployed job seekers in Utah dropped below 50,000.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A former Navajo Nation financial adviser has pleaded guilty in a criminal case accusing her of funneling tribal funds to her family. The Window Rock District Court accepted Laura Calvin's plea to a conflict of interest charge this week. She faces up to 90 days in jail and probation under an agreement with prosecutors. Sentencing hasn't been set.

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